Joan Carmichael
Joan Carmichael
Joan Carmichael
REALTOR® | Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Washington, D.C. Office
1000 Pennsylvania Ave SE
Washington, DC 20003

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About Me

Joan Carmichael is a real estate agent licensed in D.C., Maryland and Virginia. With 19 years of experience, Joan understands what a stressful transition it is to sell or buy a home. Joan knows that every successful real estate transaction is not just the product of successful legal and financial negotiations, but careful awareness of the emotional and personal context in which the sale takes place. Joan helps her clients navigate through the real estate transaction and all that it entails with reason, care and good judgment.

Joan received training in collaborative practice in 2007. She welcomes the opportunity to work with collaborative teams and all parties going through separation or divorce to see if she can help turn a family’s difficult transition into a successful transaction.

Professional Licenses

  • Licensed Realtor in DC, VA and MD
  • ABR (Accredited Buyer Representative)

Collaborative Practice Training

  • Multi-Disciplinary Team Collaborative Training, 2008 (24 hours)
  • Interest-Based Negotiation and Mediation Skills Training, 2009 (30 hours)
My Awards
My Designations


Joan is our rock star and we are so grateful for her partnership from our first experience with her on our side selling our 1st home in 2016 and then again purchasing and selling this home. She is a confident matter of fact kind of person and we love her style so much that we referred her to 2 of my work colleagues and she assisted them in purchasing their homes as well! Simply said, Joan was a perfect match for us! The experience of the entire process from start to finish was seamless and the partnership with Joan was spot on! We were extremely satisfied with the level of service she provided and we are truly grateful to have worked with her for the 3rd time! Again, Joan is awesome and her style was a perfect match for us!
Review by
Ray & Shawn Jervis, DC
Joan has unparalleled knowledge of the SW neighborhood.
Review by
Wolf SW DC
Exceeded expectations in all categories.
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Rachel, Washington, DC
Joan is an impeccable professional. We used her both to sell our house and then buy the new one and I can’t imagine wo rking with anyone else. She was with us every step of the way and ensured everything moved smoothly with no missteps. Moving is stressful enough— having Joan on our team ensured we had someone looking our for our best interests and lead us through to a perfect closing. All buyers— whether first time or experienced— need Joan in their corner.
Review by
Jeanne Contardo, Davidsonville, MD
As the personal representative of the estate of a close friend, I am so thankful that the condominium association presid ent recommended Ms. Joan Carmichael. Ms. Carmichael was extremely professional, experienced, and knowledgeable. A real people person, she has great communication and listening skills. I most appreciated the fact that Ms. Carmichael always answered phone calls and replied promptly to text messages and emails. Having worked previously on two other estate sales with different agents from other companies, my best experience was with Ms. Carmichael. It's for this reason that I highly recommend Ms. Joan Carmichael!
Review by
Tom Yee, Washington DC
Joan was extremely accommodating to our entirely virtual purchase of a home. Her willingness to coordinate with our fami ly that's located in the area to schedule showings when we could not go, and facilitation of communication between ourselves and the seller, lender, and title company was critical for our ability to complete this purchase from the other side of the country. When our close date had to be moved due to unforeseen circumstances, she helped maintain communication between all involved parties so that it was a smooth process. She was also critical in getting a seller credit when the home inspection revealed necessary repairs and updates. Joan's overall approach to business was excellent, and we had a wonderful experience working with her. We would recommend her to others to work with.
Review by
Robin S., Washington D.C.
We purchased our house with Joan and recommended her to multiple friends over the years. She has always been amazing. She was amazing in every aspect!
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Nate, San Diego
I was connected with Joan by an agent I had previously worked with who had since moved out of the area when we were look ing to buy again. From our very first meeting we were impressed with her attention to detail when she pointed out some construction flaws on the front porch of a home - before we even went inside - and said this was an indication that the contractors likely cut corners inside (she was right!). Once we found a place Joan made the contract process go as smoothly as possible. The home we ended up purchasing is new construction which comes with its own set of challenges since it was still under construction when we made our offer. We really appreciated having Joan as our advocate while working with the construction managers and crew to get information on things like progress updates and fixing punch list items. Joan is a very talented agent who goes above and beyond, and it was much appreciated during our buying process!
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Travis & Travis, Washington, D.C.
Joan was excellent. Her ability to walk you through each step of the process reflects great experience. Her knowledge ab out the market place is amazing and was really helpful when evaluating properties and placing offers.
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Laura and Derek, Oakton Vienna
Joan was on top of everything, every moment, for the full duration of the process I particularly appreciated knowing th at she was on my side and would be there for the long run
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Valerio, Washington DC
Joan worked diligently to negotiate with the seller on the punch list items from inspections. We are glad we had Joan on our side!! This is my second time working with Joan for obvious reasons. Joan is available at any hours of the day when you have questions or concerns, and we really appreciate that!
Review by
A. Cass - Silver Spring, MD
Joan was wonderful during this whole experience from A to Z. She made sure she understood what I was looking for and wa s incredibly knowledgeable about the market. She was always at the ready with information that I would not have even known to ask. Strongly recommend her!
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Deb, Washington DC
She secured me a listing where there were five other offers! I won the bid even though my condo was on a contingency off er. Without her, I would not have gotten the home in my dream location of Capitol Hill. She is also willing to work with another agent who uses sign language that does not currently have a license in DC, but they worked together to ensure I fully understood the entire process. I was so pleased with the outcome of everything in a short amount of time. They are such a great team! I would use them again in the future.
Review by
Yaël, DC
Joan is so good that we have used here twice, she sold a home for us in DC and helped us buy one. Great DC knowledge, av ailability and honest. We could not have asked for a better partner.
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Shawn & Raynette Jervis
My daughter knows Joan professionally and when I stated I needed a realtor, there was no hesitation in my daughter’s r ecommendation for Joan. I purchased a residence sight unseen, I trusted Joan to use her judgment and great people skills to navigate an uncomfortable transaction. Everything turned out great I’d choose Joan again. We had a hurdle trying to assuage the management in my new residence. This particular management partner I assume was mistreated by another realtor and was rather difficult at the beginning. Joan won her over . It is important to me that management sees me in good favor . Joan was available to me by phone, text, and email. I was comforted by her accessibility and I felt safe Thanks Joan
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Nancy Smith. Washington DC
I have worked with Joan Carmichael for years and there is no one else in DC-area real estate I trust more! She is a deli ght to work with and gets a great result.
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Ben, New York
Joan was fantastic to work with. She knows the area well, was responsive to our many questions, and helped us get the be st outcome possible with our house. We would recommend her to friends or others looking to buy in the area.
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Chris, Hyattsville, MD
Joan was fantastic and I would definitely work with her again. A three things that make Joan stand out are: - Her thorou ghness. We screened over 30 properties to find the right property that met our requirements. - Her attention to detail. We had made an offer on a house we loved, but Joan realized that the property had run afoul of DC regulations. We never would have found that without her help, and she kept us from making a significant mistake. - Her professionalism. Joan was a pleasure to work with, communicated with us around the clock and over holidays, and offered sound professional advice at the time of negotiation. I highly recommend working with Joan for your next house.
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Rental buyer, Washington, D.C.
We had a great experience working with Joan overall. She taught me a ton about the market, and the whole process was act ually fun. Joan is also very good at digging below the surface. At one house we looked at, she discovered a number of code violations by the Seller about which they were lying to us. She is a good detective as well as a broker! Joan also tells it how it is, as do her inspectors and all the other parties she brings to the table. She is not going to sugar coat anything, which was very important to us.
Review by
Alastair Green, Alexandria, VA
Joan Carmichael Came highly recommended. She did not disappoint. Very professional and friendly. Easy to work with and extremely competent. I would recommend Joan in a heartbeat.
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N Driscoll. Washington. DC
Joan was our agent when we bought the property nine years ago and helped us find a great place. We have kept in touch o ver the years, and she helped many of our friends in the interim. As soon as we decided to sell, Joan was our first call. Our apartment needed a little bit of touch-up work before we put it on the market. I am in the Navy and live in San Diego, so I couldn't oversee the work from here. Joan located a contractor, set up the work schedule, and ensured that the job was completed as scheduled. The contractors did an outstanding job, which I have no doubt enhanced the value of our apartment. In addition to the physical work done on the apartment, Joan also worked closely with a stager to make the place look great prior to the sale. Simply put, the place would not have looked as great without Joan. I felt like we were Joan's only clients. As a seller, I couldn't ask for anything more. She is a great agent and person. I have been recommending Joan to friends in the DC area since 2008. Her outstanding performance this time around simply reaffirmed my confidence in her.
Review by
Jon Stephens
Our daughter Deborah . . . my wife and I (Daniela and Don) are the people actually buying the property - Deb helped with closing etc . . . . . . knows Joan from previous dealings with her (including buying her present home). So, we were comfortable right off working with her. Joan was professional and "on it" when it came to dealing with all the delays and addendum/changes as things went along. Happy with Joan.
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Don Loomis, Darien, CT
Joan Carmichael was great!!! As first time homeowners, our process had been seamless!!! Joan referred us to a great lend er, got our inspection done quickly, and answered all questions we had. I am recommending her to a dear friend of mine! She's definitely a great agent.
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Annessa Cass, Silver Spring
Joan was great throughout the entire buying practice. She understood what I didn't understand and clearly articulated wh at would get me to a level of comfort with a particular issue. That being said, she also understood when I did understand something and didn't bother explaining something to me and wasting my time. She was always very available, even showing me several houses on her birthday. All of this made my first home purchase a great and successful experience.
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Nick, Washington DC
We felt prioritized by Joan and were able to trust that she was attentive to all the closing details.
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Kevin and Anna
I knew Joan as an acquaintance prior to hiring her, and a mutual friend recommended her as thorough and knowledgeable. J oan was fantastic. She had great ideas and explained all her reasons. She gave us excellent advice on preparing our house for sale, and dealing with tenants, and it worked! She was available, attentive, helpful, funny, and just all around wonderful. We loved working with her. Nothing to improve. Joan was terrific. A friend of mine went to the open house as a "spy" and told me she thought Joan was terrific at the open house - friendly and attentive and knowledgeable with prospective buyers.
Review by
Lisa Herrick, Washington, D.C.
She did an outstanding job. Joan Carmichael went above and beyond to help me during the entire process, including conduc ting personalized research to find a place that met my very specific needs, making recommendation for another loan officer and an alternative insurance agency when I had encountered difficulties with the initial loan officer and the initial insurance provider I selected. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the market, accessibility, and her flexibility. She was able to accommodate to my very busy schedule and work with me primarily on the weekends and late evenings. She gave me great recommendations and tips during the negotiations process and helped me secure my dream place in a seller's market. I would highly recommend Joan Carmichael to anyone who is looking for a place in the DC area.
Review by
Lilia Doibani, Washington D.C.
Joan handled a unique and, at times, frustrating buyer in stride. She thoroughly followed up with the buyer's agent nume rous times to be certain the contract was performed on schedule. I hope to use Joan as an agent again the in future.
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Kevin Danielson, Chevy Chase
My already knowing & respecting Joan, her professionalism, the fact that she has a long history of experience in the DC area, & her straightforward manner were the big reason(s) we contacted her. My fiance had not met her before our house search, but he appreciated all those things about her immediately as well, & he told me so after the first time all 3 of us met. We knew Joan was gracious, detail-oriented, & professional in dealing w/ us, & in the process of buying a home w/ her, we got to see how much other people (sellers' agents, inspectors, lenders) appreciated those things about her as well, & that she is in fact known for them. It made a difference in all aspects of our house search, & we are very grateful. I cannot praise Joan's work enough. I would definitely work w/ her again, & I would recommend her highly to any friends/family who are looking for a home in the area.
Review by
Eileen, Alexandria
This is the second time we have purchased a home with Joan on Capitol Hill. Her dedication to her clients no no bounds. And she is thoughtful with a keen eye for detail. I trust her immensely and value her advice. She knows Capitol Hill, the D.C. real estate market, and is incredibly savvy.
Review by
Mark Nevitt Wash, D.C.

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